The Mac Weekly

Program Board: making events “by the peers, for the peers”

October 20, 2016

On and off-campus activities throughout the semester seem to appear from thin air, and students have come to expect them. Program Board is responsible for most of these events. Program Board is made up of “a bunch of students th...

Winter Ball at Minnesota History Center goes off without a hitch

December 4, 2015

Winter Ball was held at the Minnesota History Center on Saturday, Nov. 21. “It was the best winter ball in Macalester history. The venue was beautiful, there were a variety of activities; it wasn’t only a dance. Plus, the...

Winter ball venue announced

October 29, 2015

Last week, Program Board (PB) announced that the Minnesota History Center would host Macalester’s 2015 Winter Ball. With a change of venue, students can expect a slightly different Winter Ball experience compared to previous ye...

Program Board brings changes to Winter Ball

November 7, 2014

Winter Ball 2014 is getting a makeover which includes an earlier start time, required transportation to the event, and the implementation of a ‘host’ program. These changes are being implemented in hopes that Winter Ball wi...

On the BEAT: What’s happening around campus and the region

November 7, 2014

MACALESTER COLLEGE STUDENT GOVERNMENT Proposal for sustainable events work study position Associate Dean of Students Lisa Landreman and Associate Director of Health Promotions Lisa Broek visited the meeting to talk about sexua...

On the BEAT: What’s happening around campus and the region

October 31, 2014

MACALESTER COLLEGE STUDENT GOVERNMENT MCSG distributes MPIRG referendum, charters org MCSG discussed the MPIRG referendum that will once again be on the table in the coming weeks. There was an email sent out to all students...

MCSG Executive Board talks goals, hopes for upcoming year

September 19, 2014

At a roundtable discussion with the Mac Weekly, the MCSG Executive Board outlined their goals and hopes for the coming year in student politics and the campus at large. President Rothin Datta ’16 began by providing an overview of...

Winter Ball venue options shrink as Crowne Plaza chooses not to host

March 7, 2014

Program Board Traditions Coordinator Jolena Zabel ’16, who planned the 2013 Winter Ball with Brynna Crockett ’15, took a five minute phone call from the Crowne Plaza hotel last week. A hotel representative explained that be...

A note from a planner of Winter Ball

February 28, 2014

I may have cleaned up your vomit last November. When I volunteered to plan Winter Ball with the Program Board, I did so because I love a good shindig. Decorations, dressing up, DJs, fancy hors d’oeuvres—that stuff is my jam...

Despite record EMT calls, Winter Ball hailed as a success: Staff volunteers still seek to change Winter Ball drinking culture

December 6, 2013

Staff members and students described Macalester’s fifth annual Winter Ball at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on November 22 as well-planned despite a record number of responses by Macalester College Emergency Medical Services (MCEMS). “It was overa...

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